Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

Beyond Facing Ourselves

Book coverIf we face ourselves properly, fully, then we find that something exists in us that is basically awake, as opposed to asleep. We find something intrinsically cheerful and fundamentally pride-worthy. That is to say, we don’t have to con ourselves. We discover genuine one-hundred-percent gold, not even twenty-four carat. We are fundamentally awake. You might think this is just an old myth, another trick to cheer us up. But no! It is real and good.

From Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery, pages 9-10.

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